Associations and societies are able to provide educational support and guidance to healthcare professionals specific to the country or region for which they serve. The links below will take you to sites outside the COPD Knowledge Centre where you can further your knowledge of the treatment and management options available.
With the aim to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest, the American College of Chest Physicians are the leading resource for cardiopulmonary health and critical care worldwide. Healthcare professionals can gain access to publications, treatment guidelines and resources.
The American National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides global leadership for a research, training and education programmes promoting the prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood diseases, enhancing the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
This non-profit organization that supports respiratory research, education and training in Latin America. As such this site is only available in Spanish. The organization provides support to patients suffering from respiratory disease and helps raise awareness of these conditions.
Promoting the advancement of respiratory knowledge through research, improved clinical practice, conferences and awareness of pulmonary health problems in the Asia Pacific region, the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology site is a key resource for healthcare professionals in the region.
The mission of the European COPD Coalition is to raise awareness on COPD and to find ways to reduce the burden of the disease through collective action and advocacy, developing and implementing a comprehensive EU public health policy on COPD by being a key facilitator of health policy initiatives.
The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is a clinically-led charitable organisation with the prime mission of carrying out and promoting research into the care, treatment and prevention of respiratory diseases and tobacco dependence in the community.
Our vision is for all people with allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Europe to live uncompromised lives, have the right and access to best quality care, participate in their care and to have a safe environment.
GOLD works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of COPD and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.